All the buzz on Dom Mejia (TSW Rerun)

Dominic Mejia has all the tools to be a great Division 1 player. He is a versatile and athletic swing guard who has shown outstanding leadership skills. He has been identified by as a 4 star player who is one of the best prospects in the talent rich state of New Jersey. Dom is scheduled to be on the NC State campus April 5-7th.

Dominic originally committed to Rutgers before qualifying. When he made his scores, schools began calling on him again so he opened back up the process. Along the way, several schools have pursued him. They include Seton Hall, Connecticut, Illinois, Rutgers, St. Joe's, Siena, Penn State and Marquette.

TSW did a quick search to see what the buzz is on Mejia. We thought we would share what we found:

Mejia was ranked #95 by ESPN post summer rankings, and Hoop Scoop had him listed as the 7th best in Jersey/Pennesylvania area.

Dennis Cronin * New York City and New Jersey Hoops
1/31/01-One smooth 6-4 guard that I like is at Eastern Regional High School (Voorhees, NJ). Dominick Mejia has a great feel for the game and a fluid touch on his jumper. Add a little more fire to his game and he is a top Division I player by his senior year. I hope he has a good summer.

Mike DeCourcy * The Sporting News
7/27/01-Mejia's value as a prospect is that he is a big guard who can handle both positions, and he is comfortable with the notion of entering a college program with the idea of playing shooting guard or point guard.

Dave Telep * TheInsidersHoops.Com
7/28/01-Dominick Mejia, at 6-4, he's sturdy and can play both spots though he's much more effective as a scoring wing. He can shoot it, handle it enough to be serviceable and has some intangibles. He's a leadership type guy and that's not something you can teach.

Warren Wilkins * EliteHoops.Com
7/29/01-Dominic Meija, an unheralded 6'3" wing guard from New Jersey impressed several major programs with his stellar play against the Richmond Squires at the Big Time. The NJ Gym Rat product opened the eyes of the Illinois and Marquette staffs to name a few, with his ability to create scoring opportunities for him self off the bounce.

Dave Telep *
10/04/01-While playing with the Rick Barrett¹s Gym Rats, Mejia put up good numbers in the event, but showed a little more than just stats. He's a solid leader who can make perimeter jump shots.

10/04/01-A hard-driving guard with a soft touch from the outside and clever ballhandling skills, Mejia averaged 22.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4 assists a game last year. He has 997 career points.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights
10/08/01-Some have questioned whether the combo guard is athletic enough to compete at the Big East level, and it appeared at the ABCD camp that he may not be able to, but he showed much better at the Big Time tournament and justified (to us, at least) why he drew some BE suitors. He needs to keep working on his ballhandling and become physically stronger, but he could be an effective player for the Knights if given enough time to develop.

The Star-Ledger
12/16/01-Defenders who soften up when Mejia sneaks well behind the 3-point line usually pay for their mistake. But defenders who try to get in his face are usually sorry, too. If he doesn't get by, he'll simply muscle his way inside. Still, the 6-4 Mejia, headed for Rutgers, is mostly known for his long-range shooting. It's probably wiser to play him close and take your chances.

Coach Dave Allen * Courier-Post
01/26/02-Eastern's Dominick Mejia has achieved great things both on and off the court. ``He's scoring 22 points and grabbing four rebounds a game as a point guard,'' coach Dave Allen said. `'We depend on him to make plays and he does it. He's also an honor roll student.''
A big time scorer who is extremely smooth and quick. A deadly, but sometimes streaky, long range threat. He is really good at creating his own shot using exceptional quickness and athleticism. He penetrates very well to the hoop and find himself making frequent trips to the FT line due to his aggressiveness. As a junior in high school he averaged 23 ppg, 4 rpg, 4 apg and 4 spg.

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